Bhubaneswar: Light to moderate rain accompanied with thunderstorm lashed some parts of southern Odisha on Tuesday bringing respite from scorching heat in the region.
“Light to moderate rain accompanied with thunderstorm occurred at one or two places in Southern parts of Odisha on Tuesday. Nuagada in Gajapati district received the highest rainfall of 28.2mm,” informed the Director of the Met Centre in Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at isolated places in 10 districts of Odisha on Wednesday.
Yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning is expected to occur at one or two places in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Rayagada and Gajapati. between April 21 and 22.
Similarly, light to moderate rain or thundershower activity is expected to occur at one or two places in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Nabarangpur during the same period. However, dry weather is likely to prevail over the rest of the State today and tomorrow.
Yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning has also been predicted to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda,Puri, Nayagarh,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Kandhamal, Angul, and Dhenkanal on April 22 and 23.
“There is no large change in maximum temperature (Day temperature) in Odisha during next 4-5 days,” added Biswas.
The IMD has predicted that Bhubaneswar might witness partly cloudy sky with possibility of thunder or lightning in 24 hours. The maximum and minimum temperature is expected to be around 40 Degree Celsius and 26 Degree Celsius respectively.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)